It’s been a long bloody time coming but previously Xbox-bound platformer Fez is finally making its way over to the PC, we just need to wait till 1 May.
Fez has been making news since long before its console release, largely because its creator Phil Fish is something of a media spark, throwing out headline-able quotes like tacs on a motorway (with the mess and madness you’d expect to follow this simile). It can sometimes be forgotten then that Fez is one of the best reviewed games to have been released through the Xbox Live Arcade.
It’s arrival on the PC is a good thing, then.
The news came via this sneaky appearance in the Steam store, which reveals the 1 May release date and also says a little about the game:
“Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.”
It will be fascinating to see if Fez meets with similar success on Steam as Super Meat Boy did when it made the jump from Xbox to PC; famously seeing (in just four months of sales on Steam in comparison to the seven months on Xbox) double the number of games sold on computer than on console.
Here’s Fez at work: